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Movement disorders lead to unwanted or uncontrollable body movements. They can be caused by problems with your muscles or nervous system — including nerves, spinal cord, and brain.
Dignity Health North State neurologists are experts in treating clinically complex, long-term neurological conditions, including movement disorders. Find a Doctor at one of our Northern California locations to schedule a consultation.
Symptoms of movement disorders depend on the specific condition. For example, multiple sclerosis symptoms include balance problems, while Parkinson’s disease symptoms include hand tremors.
Common symptoms of movement disorders include:
The cause of movement disorders also depends on the condition. Doctors don’t always know what causes movement disorders, but sometimes they can be traced back to nervous system injury, use of certain medications, infections, genetics, and autoimmune diseases.
Here’s what doctors know about several of the most common movement disorders:
The effects of movement disorders can be devastating, but new treatment options are being actively developed and tested by doctors. Talk to a Dignity Health North State expert to learn more about the latest advances in treatment.